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About Ponytail Palm
Ponytail palm is not a true palm, but a plant with a thick swollen stem (caudex) that stores water and narrow dark green strappy leaves that gently curl toward the ends. It needs bright light and regular watering. They prefer dry winters and do well even with indoor heated air.
Also known as
Ponytail Palm, Nolina Recurvata, Elephant Foot Tree and Bottle Palm Tree
How to care for Ponytail Palm
Ponytail Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 18th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tallahassee is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…
January 17th, 2022
Tallahassee is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tallahassee is expected to increase by 14.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.9 megajoules of energy …
January 15th, 2022
This month, Tallahassee is getting an average of 7.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 3.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.5 total hours of …
Ponytail Palm can tolerate being far from a window and light source.
Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.
We wouldn’t recommend testing its limits during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Tallahassee, Florida ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ponytail Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.